Monday, December 23, 2013

Let the lights shine!

On a crisp December, winter night, when the full moon was bright
a group of good friends gathered together for dinner and a tour of  the Missouri Botanical Gardens Glow Light Festival. What an awesome event!
The giant Christmas tree, one of the focal points, seemed as bright as the moon light.
Overhead, orbs and stars dangled from tree branches, competing with the constellations.
Trees were wrapped in brilliant lights in the most beautiful shades of blue and purple.
Light sculptures such as this sprung up from the snow-covered ground, and lighted globes the size of beach balls lay immersed in the frozen ponds.
Icicle lights sprung up out of the ground, as we weaved our way around the gardens, down trails,
and through the tunnel of lights. This is a view from overhead.
At 8:00 p.m. the Garden was crowded with hundreds of people of all ages, sipping hot chocolate, enjoying the magical moment, creating memories...and we were part of it.
Pat, Gerri, Betty and Linda...not bad looking M.E. senior citizens!


Unknown said...

What beautiful pictures! Looks like a fun night with friends. Merry Christmas, Linda!

Susan said...

Oh wowsers, what a fabulous celebration to add to the dazzling Christmas season, Linda.

Thanks for sharing and taking us along. Wonderful! Susan

Bookie said...

Must have been a wonderful pretty. Lights are the best part anymore for me!

Sioux Roslawski said...

I noticed something odd. In your 2nd photo--the one of the whole group--there was something towering over the rest of you guys. MUCH taller than you and your friends...hairy...looked like it had big feet.

Did you guys see Sasquatch while you were at the Botanical Garden?


Val said...

Ooh! I love the icicle lights. And the moon. I'm stifling a howl right now.

Pat Wahler said...

What a beautiful way to spend an evening!

Critter Alley

BECKY said...

The Botanical Garden is just beautiful!

River said...

Those lights are amazing, so bright and colourful! I love Christmas lights.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Connie said...

Lovely photos!